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. but then there is the state of indiana. "fox news" now projects governor mitt romney will win the state of indiana which president obama did win four years ago. that's a turnover. 5% of the votes in but the model suggests to us it is good gh to mitt romney according to the "fox news" decision team has won the state of indiana. "fox news" also projects governor romney will win in the bluegrass state kentucky with 4% of all precincts reporting. 2/3 of all voters are voting "fox news" ney and projects romney wins kentucky. outh too close to call in s carolina. none of the precincts are can project t we president obama will win in the state of vermont. six states where the polls have just closed. we've made calls in two of them. and in the others we can't yet make a call but they'll come. three important senate races among those that have just called. we have three in virginia, democrats are trying to hold tant seat.por for now that race is too close to call between kain and allen. this senate race will give us a lot of information about the way voters were pushed and pulled. there is a third party candidat
@captioncolorado.com e vote. ♪ >> chris: president obama and governor romney try to drum up support. but it is really about the ground game. who has been more effective in getting out early voters? who will have the better organization tuesday? we'll talk last-minute strategy with david axelrod, senior advisor for the obama campaign. and, rick beeson, political dra director for team romney and the electoral map, how does each side get the 270 votes they need to win? we'll ask our sunday panel to survey the battleground states and look for any surprises. and, from the storm of a lifetime to one of the tightest presidential races ever, we go "on the trail." all, right you now on fox news sunday. ♪ >> chris: and, hello, again. this time, from fox news election headquarters in new york. and, we are back on standard time, and we hope you set your clocks back, one hour. well, it is finally here. the last 48 hours, of the seemingly endless campaign. and, for both sides it us all about getting supporters all to vote. we want to talk about ground game tactics with each camp, starting with david axelrod, sen
not care less if it's a republican or a democrat. i've done it before, i'll do it again. i'm mitt romney, and i approve this message. . >>> balanced budget. >> unemployment is to much at stake. >> the final day tonight on this election eve. the race for the white house still too close to call. president obama and mitt romney making a last push for votes. the plot a swing-state blitz. mitt romney in battleground virginia. >> i helped turn few might -- my state from deaf tight to surplus. >> after months and months of campaigning and debates, commercials, it comes down to tomorrow. you're watching the news edge, you decide 2012. our coverage starts now. thank you for joining us, everyone. i'm brian bolter. tonight, president obama and republican nominee mitt romney are making  . >> obama can offer and this is not the best america can have. tomorrow, we will fix this and get us back in the right track. >> less than 24 hours now to decide who will occupy the white house for the next four years. today is on the trail, november 5th, 2012. >> we want to thank you for sticki
obama and mitt romney stand on the issues? passing a new healthcare law is seen as the president's signature domestic accomplishment in his first term andy what what he said he will build on in his second. mitt romney has other plans. jennifer davis has a closer look at where the candidates stand on healthcare. >> reporter: it was a first- term victory for president obama in june when the supreme court upheld most parts of the overhaul signed into law in 2010. >> allowing 2.5 million young people to stay on their parent's health insurance plan was the right thing to do. >> cutting prescription drug costs for seniors, right thing to do. we're not going back to the days when the insurance d a pow coverage or charge women dif ripley from men. >> reporter: the president will continue doing the acts of provisions for the affordable care act, including the centerpiece, the individual mandate. upheld by the justice' 5-4 ruling, it states every american needs to have health insurance by 2014 or faye a tax penalty. >> the supreme court is working. we're not going to recite the battles of
, pennsylvania. the president's supporters say the romney push there is a hail mary pass. >> they understand the traditional or the battleground states which we've been focusing aren't working out for them. we're even or ahead in all of them. they're looking for somewhere to try and dislodge some electoral votes to win this election. and i can tell you, that's not going to happen. >> reporter: governor romney's political director says independents will put republicans over the edge in a big way. >> i am saying that pennsylvania and michigan and minnesota are not past the 270 mr. axelrod would like to report. >> predicting over 300 electoral votes? >> it is going to be a big win for governor romney. >> reporter: most analysts believe the arrival of hurricane sandy put a pause in mitt romney's momentum and may have given president obama a slight boost. >> i think he got a hurricane bump out of his. it was part of a bigger tapestry and that is he had a good week. he got a lift out of the week. not only the way he handled the hurricane, but wet kisses from governor chris christie. >> reporter: b
university, showing their support for governor mitt romney, romney making a last-minute push for votes in battleground virginia. >> i actually think the question of this election comes to this: do you want four more years like the last four years? >> no! >> or do you want real change? >> reporter: romney stayed on his message telling the crowd a second obama term would threaten the economy. >> did obama care create new jobs? >> no! >> did his war on coal and gas and oil create new jobs? >> no. >> did the dodd frank regulations make it easier for banks to make lons to people? >> no! >> reporter: romney presented himself as a can do leader willing to break partisan logjam, rallying the crowd to make a real change, helping him win the white house. >> learned as governor of massachusetts, the best achievements are shared achievements. i have learned the respect and goodwill go a long way and are usually returned in kind. and that is how i will conduct myself as president, i will bring people together. i won't represent one party, i will represent one nation. >> reporter: it's been an exhau
to the polls 230 toelect a new president and the campaigning is in high gear. president obama and mitt romney both suspended their campaigns in the aftermath of hurricane sandy. today, they're back on the trail in key swing states. doug mcelway has the latest. >> reporter: whatever brief reprieve from political attacks offered in the wake of hurricane sandy is now a memory as president obama and challenger mitt romney refocus on campaigning. >> governor romney has been using all of his talent as a salesman to dress up these very same policies that failed our country so badly. >> reporter: wisconsin was what the state considered a lock for obama. with polls showing a tightening race, the president's appearance in green bay is telling how close this election could be. >> and i am moved by your welcome. >> reporter: mitt romney appeared in another key battleo ground state, addressing a crowd of window dressers in virginia and slammed the president on job creation. >> he's out talking about how he's going to save big bird and then playing silly word games with my last name or first and then attac
can't afford four more years. [ romney ] i'm mitt romney and i approve this message. . >>> election day only five days away. president obama back on the campaign trail. the first day since super storm sandy hit the east coast. tonight, he's out west. >> we pledge to help those with whose lives have been turned upside down. >> as his republican challenger mitt romney targets swing state, virginia. >> we'll get it! >> the countdown is on and we have you covered. you're watching the news edge you decide 2012, and it starts right now. thanks for joining us. i'm brian bolter. back to business on the campaign trail after pull putting their swords away the last few days in the wake of super storm sandy, president obama and mitt romney back at it. we're going to start with today on the trail and tom fitzgerald. >> reporter: brian, it's been three days now since we have seen president obama in full campaign mode. mitt romney is restrained by mentioning the president by name. today, though, the candidates were back on their game and back on the trail. we're going to start in battleground, vir
. >> i'm sean nancy. >> we're going to take the national vote. mitt romney has 50% of the vote, barack obama 48% of the vote. none of that really matters though, because as you well know, it all comes down to the electoral college and that magic number, 270, which we're going to talk about extensively. >> virginia is a key battleground state. you can see right now. with 73% of the precincts reporting, still a very close race. >> democrat congressman senator jim web is vacating. it's been like this all night. 73% of the presents reporting george allen slightly in the lead over tim kaine. we're watching those northern virginia counties being countedment we know a lot of those will probably end up in tim kaine's column. >> let's move over to maryland now, where ben cardin is easily winning reelection tonight. also tonight, you can see he won handily there, 58% of the vote to 25% of the vote. >> in the house house district 6 race, roscoe barlet fighting for his seat. after it was redrawn, the check there to john delaney, the democrat now. it looks like the redrawing worked in the democrat'
is a pro romney ad talking about romney will do more for the auto industry and accused president obama of shipping thousands of jobs to china. let's take a look. >> who will do more for the auto industry? not barack obama. his attacks on mitt romney are false. the truth? mitt romney has a plan to help the auto industry. he's supported by the detroit news. obama took gm and chrysler into bankruptcy. >> before i get you to comment on it. i'm going to go to the obama ad. it is a response to this ad. obama ad called collapsed. it's a rebutle to this ad. >> when the auto industry faced collapse, mitt romney turned his back. even the conservative detroit news criticized romney for wrongheadedness on the bailout. and now, after romney's false claim of jeep out sourcing to china. >> here's what i want to know. i don't know the answer. and this is a good example. one of them's got to be wrong. who is wrong? >> well , the romney ad is technically true but misleading. one of the things he claims, it goes on to say that chrysler is going to increase production of jeeps in china. and turns out they
. >> mitt romney giving what he calls his closing arguments to voters in the midwest. >> we're shouting four more days. >> a presidential race still too close to call. you're watching the news edge you decide 2012, our coverage starts now. >> thanks for joining us. i'm brian bolter. the candidates are heading into the last weekend of campaign 2012, making their last pitch to voters. the president and mitt romney circling each other in the midwest and we're starting with tom fitzgerald on the trail. tom? >> reporter: good evening, brian. for several days, hurricane sandy dominated the conversation but there are the new numbers out tonight from the labor department. employers adding 175,000 jobs, but the jobless rate ticking up from sun.8 to 7 -- 7.8 to 7.9%, again, unemployment taking center stage in the campaign. we begin in springfield, ohio. president obama making three stops in the state and telling crowds the state has made progress from four years ago and that republicans would reverse the trend. >> if it's a choice between going back between the top-down policies that got us into the m
battlegrounds still in play just hours before voters go to the polls. in columbus, ohio, tonight mitt romney told the crowd his campaign is about the future of america and ohio will be crucial to romney if he hopes to win the white house tomorrow. only two hours earlier meanwhile president obama was also in columbus telling his supporters that he, too, is concerned about the future but will take this country in a much different path than mitt romney. >> i do what i say. you know what i believe. you know where i stand. you know i tell the truth. and you know i will fight for you and your family every single day as hard as i know how. >> tomorrow we begin a new tomorrow, perhaps some of your friends and family have not yet made up their mind who they're going to vote for and so when you talk to them, ask to look beyond the speeches and the ads and the attacks and to look at the record. >> now, of course, undecided voters are critical in this election. throughout our debate coverage this year we brought you panels of voters to discuss this campaign. one of them described herself as an undecided
obama to come out and speak to the crowd, obviously mitt romney as well, neither one has, although president obama has acknowledged his victory tonight. mitt romney as we know has not come out conceding this race. the projections are out, and president obama has won his second term as president. i want to pick up on the last part of my question. do you see the promises of the tax hikes with the republican controlled house. do you see those going forward? >> some of the so-called bush tax cuts are scheduled to expire. if nothing is done, between now and the end of the year, they're just going to go away. i think that the republicans are going to be hard-pressed to defend those tax cuts. but you know, there are a whole number of things that the president wants to do that are contingent on congress. a number of things congress wants to do that are contingent upon the president's wishes. there is also a concern some things that have going to happen even if nothing goes on. we know that the economy, while still moving slowly, is headed in the right direction. in some respects the presid
it a campaign. mitt romney and paul ryan were still out there on the trail today. and we saw mit ryan touch down in pittsburgh. what does it tell you this late in the game, you know, during the game that mitt romney is taking time out to go to western pennsylvania? >> well, the fact of the matter is, just saw david plough, the top political organizer for obama said, look, i don't know why they're going to pennsylvania. they have to win 2/3 of the independent -- independence. democrats outnumber republicans in pennsylvania by over a million. they think it's just a faint and decoy. the republicans will probably say to you no, wait a second. there is a republican governor, both houses are republican. >> but talk about that for a minute. >> yeah. >> a faint -- creating a bluff was two weeks ago. this is election day. virginia is razor thin as it gets. >> why didn't he go tova have? >> i think you should have been the campaign manager, tom. it would have been better to go to virginia, strategically, and the makiavillian sense than to pennsylvania. the odds in pennsylvania are much greater. virginia i
obama? >> we feel confident we have the votes to win. >> mitt romney. >> this is a big day for big change. >> the world is watching and waiting. this is the news edge you decide 2012, our live coverage starts now. thanks for joining us tonight on the special edition of the news edge. the polls will close in 30 minutes in virginia, maryland, and d.c. at 8:00 p.m. we'll go live to polling places in just a moment. first, the race for the white house. tom fitzgerald has been tracking the candidates and joins us live. tom? >> reporter: today was a day on, not a day off for mitt romney as the republican ticket continued to campaign in the battlegrounds of ohio and neighboring states. president obama concluded his last campaign event last night, what was back out making phone calls and meeting with volunteers as is an election headquarters today. we begin this election night in chicago illinois, where president obama arrived last night and today made a surprise appearance at a hyde park field office. the president placing calls to voters in wisconsin thanking supporters for a hard-fought
it to governor romney's... and decide which is better for you. it's an honor to be your president... and i'm asking for your vote... so together, we can keep moving america forward. i'm barack obama and i approve this message. >>> this is fox 5 news at 10:00. >>> just five days until voters head to the polls to elect a president and the campaigning is in high gear. president obama and mitt romney both suspended their campaigns in the aftermath of hurricane sandy. today they were back on the trail in some key swing states. fox's doug mckelway reports. >> mellow, -- hello, wisconsin! >> reporter: both president obama and challenger mitt romney refocus now on campaigning. >> governor romney has been using all his talents as a salesman to dress up these very same policies that failed our country so badly. >> reporter: wisconsinwas once a state considered a lock for obama, but with polls showing a tightening race the president's appearance in green bay today is telling just how close this election could be. >> i'm really moved by your welcome. >> reporter: mitt romney appeared in another key
are letting sandy wipe out the supporters ' enthusiasm. president obama and mitt romney back on the trail, turning up the heat. tom fitzgerald joins us live in the newsroom. tom. >> reporter: it's been a bit of a difficult dance for the romney campaign. trying to press their case in this election, they have to back off some of the harshest attacks from the president in the wake of the storm. the gloves are back off. the president and mitt romney dove into the campaign with full steam today. in roanoke, virginia, mitt romney met with supporters telling them -- telling them he is confident they will end the president next tuesday and presume amine while, was out on the campaign trail the first time this, we rallying in wisconsin before heading off to nevada and colorado. >> governor romney has been using all of the talent as a salesman to dress up those very same policies that failed our country so badly. the same policies we have been cleaning up after the past four years. >> and we came up with an idea last week, which is he's going to create the department of business. i, i don't think a
, only days to go until the election. and both president obama and governor romney are criscrossing battleground states in the run up to next tuesday. the president picked up an endorsement from michael bloomberg. today on the campaign trail romney starts in wisconsin. then both the president and romney make appearances in the all important toss up state of ohio. romney has two stops and the president has three. >>> also in our top stories this hour, the nationwide man hunt for a virginia man wanted for three pipe bomb attacks in staff ford county has ended in montana. lawrence stewart was captured yesterday following a brief pursuit with police. officers had to use spike strips to deflaet his tires. during the chase he threw a pipe bomb at the officers. he will be extradited back to virginia to face numerous charges. >> the district officer accused of shooting an unarmed suspect in the back will return to court today for a bond hearing. that suspect is now paralyzeed from the waist down. he was pulled over on september 6th on suspicion of driving a stolen motorcycle. he was cuffed
:00. anncr: which do you believe? what mitt romney's tv ads say about women? or what mitt romney himself says? mitt romney: do i believe the supreme court... should overturn roe v. wade? yes. and it would be my preference that they, that they... reverse roe v. wade. hopefully reverse roe v. wade. overturn roe v. wade. planned parenthood, we're going to get rid of that. i'll cut off funding to planned parenthood. anncr: no matter what mitt romney's ads say. we know what he'll do. president obama: i'm barack obama and... i approve this message. >>> the fine pall monthly jobs report before the presidential -- final monthly jobs report before the presidential campaign came out today. fox's molly hennenberg has the latest. >> companies hired more workers in october than at any time in the last eight months. >> we've got higher unemployment today than when he took office. >> reporter: one jobs report, two different interpretations. the labor department says the economy added 171,000 new jobs in the month of october, but the rate of growth wasn't enough to keep the overall unemployment rate from r
nation. >> and it was just before 1:00 a.m. when mitt romney conceded the race after he made a call to the president. a breakdown of how the race played out across the nation and in northern virginia. >> voters approve same sex marriage in the national harbor. the sight of a new casino. fox 5 morning news at 7:00 starts right now. >> this is fox 5 morning news. >> those were celebrations outside the white house early this morning. rushed to the white house just as they did in 2008. waved flags and honked horns. good morning. i'm tony perkins. >> and i'm allison seymour. before we get to the news, we have a quick note to pass along to high school students. coolage is closed today. there is no heat in the building. >> all the election coverage in just a moment. let's get a check on our changing forecast from tucker barnes. >> good morning, everybody. and off to a cold start off the region. temperatures overnight falling back to about 40. later this afternoon these will be your high temperatures. get ready for early winter chill. 40 regan national dulles 37. and bwi marshal 39. settin
. obama will hold rallies in wisconsin nevada and colorado today. mitt romney will be campaigning in the battleground state of virginia. >>> breaking news in the penn state sexual abuse case. former penn state president gram graham spanier is expected to be charged today. the paper reports in a grand jury filing last year, he denied being aware of a 1998 university police investigation of jerry sandusky and claimed sandusky was with children in the football locker room showers. >>> fire officials say the large warehouse fire they battled all night long is now out. >> at one point, crews had to be evacuated from the building because of the dangerous conditions. fox 5's melanie alnwick is live at the scene with the latest. >> reporter: they do have it out but we can still see some steam coming off the rooftop this morning. this goes though show you how hot and howen tense the fire was when it got going last night. firefighters say they got the call around 10:30 yesterday evening. -- this goes to show you how hot and how intense the fire was when it got going last night. because it's
. and both president obama and mitt romney are taking aim at the battleground states, including virginia. >> and nobody puts big bird in a corner. hundreds of furry friends came out in support of their favorite character. we have a front row seat to the million muppet march. >> and some are calling it a must win of must wins. the redskins try to keep their playoff chances in reach against the panthers. a preview to today's matchup and a qb comparison. good morning, and welcome to fox 5 news sunday. i'm melanie alnwick. all eyes looking forward to the collection. we have the latest poll numbers and a weather forecast for sunday. let's take a live look outside now. looks like the washington national cathedral. actually seeing sunshine this morning. that is good news for a lot of people, certainly after a blustery saturday. gwen talbart is tracking things in the weather center. good morning. >> good morning. we're starting off nicely this morning. you're right. we're going to see a mixture of sun and clouds. and it will be cool. that has been pretty much the story of the week. let's take a
advisor david axelrod. the president is aggressively claiming the romney campaign is -- . >> governor romney is a talented salesman n. this campaign, he tried as hard as he can to repackage the same old bad idea. >> reporter: fighting for the electoral votes, he pledged he the not make deals in washington to hurt americans. >> if the price of deals in washington is to cut off financial aid or get rid of funding for planned hairent -- parenthood or let insurance companies discriminate against people with pre-existing conditions or poor or elderly or disabled, i won't pay that price. >> reporter: he's making a final push for votes in ohio and a fitting in where he won the caucuses in 2008, setting the stage for his first term. in that final speech in des moines, he will be a companied by first lady michelle obama. >> the president's republican rival mitt romney spent his afternoon in battleground virginia shoring up votes. the commonwealth is one of five stops in four critical swing states. jennifer davis is live from the presidential hopefuls campaign. >> reporter: hi there, brian. as
at home. that's the right path. so read my plan, compare it to governor romney's... and decide which is better for you. it's an honor to be your president... and i'm asking for your vote... so together, we can keep moving america forward. i'm barack obama and i approve this message. . >>> a massive water main break has been disrupting traffic along wisconsin avenue in bethesda today. take a look. sky fox high above the scene this morning. crews were of placing a water main in front of a high-rise discovered, the condo's parking garage was flooded. bob barnard is on the scene with more. i hear you have wild pictures with the flooding? >> reporter: we do, shawn. this was fresh, not saltwater that caused so many problems in new york and new jersey, but the result of the flooding here. the images from underground look mighty familiar. this is what it looked like down there in the parking garage around 10:00 this morning. they staking -- taking pictures of the five cars nearly submerged in muddy waters. this is a mercedes. parked behind it, another car likely totaled. >> that is horrible.
at the crowd, and...we all just lost our jobs. we don't have an income. mitt romney made over 100 million dollars by shutting down our plant and devastated our lives. turns out that when we built that stage, it was like building my own coffin, and it just made me sick. [ male announcer ] priorities usa action is responsible for the content of this advertising. >>> a train derailment has forced more than a thousand people to be evacuated from their homes in kentucky and hundreds more are being asked to stay indoors. one of the train cars caught fire and is burning chemicals near louisville. two workers are in critical condition. a third is considered serious. burping railcar is just a few feet from other derailed cars carrying dangerous chemicals. >>> four people were shot at a% on the usc campus. one is in critical condition. police did make an arrest and three people were shot during celebrations in hollywood. a 17-year-old boy is in critical condition. the others are expected to survive. now, that shooting broke out not far from west hollywood's annual costume carnival. about a half mil
the next four years in the white house. >> recent polls show president obama and mitt romney in a virtual tie. voting starts in our area in less than an hour. it goes from 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. in virginia. polls will open from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. in both maryland and d.c. now, mitt romney will vote in his home state of massachusetts at around 8:35 this morning and will travel to cleveland and pittsburgh for some rallies and wrap things up in new hampshire. running meat paul ryan votes in new hampshire and will make stops in cleveland and richmond, virginia. >>> president obama now in his home city of chicago. he will do a number of interviews throughout the day and plans to play a little pick- up basketball game in the afternoon. vice president joe biden is voting in his home state and will travel to chicago to watch the elects with the president. >>> in addition to the race for the white house, several other key issues will be on the virginia's ballot. fox 5's melanie alnwick is live in fairfax county way preview right now. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning. yes, 13 ele
nominee mitt romney's 48%. now, other polls reveal similar signs that this election day will be one to watch from start to finish. >> and was as we all know, it will be another hectic day for both presidential candidates. >> president obama and republican nominee mitt romney will be making stops in a number of battleground states today. fox 5's melanie alnwick is here with more on the final full day of campaigning. >> reporter: good morning. the campaign planes are crisscrossing each other through the critical states. today, president obama is in wisconsin, ohio and iowa. mitt romney starts out in central florida and then he travels here to fairfax, virginia and then to ohio before bringing this long campaign to rest in new hampshire. that is where president obama began campaigning sunday. he ended in aurora, colorado cheered by a crowd of 20,000 people late last night. he also made stops in florida and ohio telling supporters he will continue to build on the last four years. mitt romney wrapped up his day in newport news, virginia in front of a large crowd at smithfield foods. he w
telling supporters he will need them after the election. a first for mitt romney as he campaigned in traditionally democratic pennsylvania where polls suggest the state is relatively close. romney held events in iowa, ohio and virginia. the race is a squeaker and political analysts believe we night not have a clear winner tuesday night if it comes down to provisional ballots in ohio that, by law, don't get counted right away. right away. >> unless the president ones overwhelmingly in florida and virginia and doesn't need ohio and also wins in wisconsin and iowa and nevada and new hampshire, if if comes down to ohio, we won't have a winner and we won't even have the votes as you said counted until 10 days from election day. >> reporter: the latest poll numbers out show president obama and mitt romney in a dead heat. a new abc news "washington post" poll has both candidates tied at 48%. obama takes the lead by one point in and nbc news "wall street journal" poll getting the support of 48% of likely voters to romney's 47%. today, president obama holds rallies in wisconsin, ohio and i
the election and president obama and mitt romney appear to be in a dead heat. a new abc news poll has both candidates tied at 48%. nbc news has the president leading by 1 point. it will be another hectic day on the campaign trail for both candidates. the president will try to shore up with three stops in battleground states. >> mitt romney will hit four states. following the final push of the presidential election. she's in studio. >> just makes you tired. the pace of the last couple days. it is not over yet . president obama will spend monday in wisconsin, ohio and iowa. >> sleep is now a luxury for both of these guys. president obama attending a late night rally in colorado. >> i know a bunch of you already voted. but if you haven't, there's still time. >> and all those early voters, perhaps 30 million could be the wild card this time around. plenty of other questions though. will mitt romney's momentum carry the day? sway any undecides or sandy hit a reset button on a race that remains within a margin of error? >> these are like nailing jell-o to the tree. see polls be different in each
, president obama and mitt romney on the swing state blitz fighting for votes in a race that is too close to call. >> wisconsin, tomorrow you have a choice to make. >> tomorrow we begin a new tomorrow. >> you will choose who will spend the next four years in the white house. tonight everything you need to know before you cast your vote. thanks for joining us tonight. i'm shawn yancy. >> i'm brian bolter. it all comes down to this, the final push for your vote. the polls open in a matter of hours. the presidential candidates are not wasting any time. >> fox 5 has complete election day coverage of 2012. >> this final night on the trail is telling us exactly where these campaigns see this fight playing out, virginia, ohio, wisconsin dominating the travel schedule today and with the president and mitt romney both visiting the same city just hours apart from each other. in fairfax county, virginia tonight governor mitt romney zeroed in on virginia spending the last few hours of his 2012 presidential campaign trying to lock down votes in the commonwealth. >> the economy shrinks, people lose job
. >> the latest numbers you can see there. 55% of the votes. >> let's talk about president obama and mitt romney. one number on their minds tonight. that is the magic number, 270. that is how many electoral votes they need to win the presidency. >> it is still either candidates race tonight. >> reporter: this night, where we see tim kaine now coming up on top in virginia, we still do not have an answer in virginia, but you know, mark, you and i have been on the phones recently. we've got some information about the situation with this extended vote we're hearing about. we're hearing prince william county is the place where people are still waiting to vote. we're going to first throw it to tim kaine's camp in richmond. >> reporter: what we're looking at here, obviously, this is the richmond headquarters of the tim kaine senatorial campaign. tim kaine has really been at the waist with barack obama's campaign. >> george allen made a big deal that tim kaine was the chairman of the democratic national committee. you know, he was the first governor out of rod blagojevich to support barack obama. it did
candidates y president obama and republican challenger mitt romney made one last push for votes late into last night. >> we all deserve a shot at our own american dream. and when the cynicked said we cooperate, you said yes, we can. you said yes, we can and we did. >> you hoped that president obama would live up to his prom toys bring people together to solve the big problems. he hasn't. i will. >> we'll know whose promise has paid off as election day 2012 gets under way. >> and besides choosing the next president, there are many other portant decisions to make here at home. fox 5 morning news continues right now. right now. >>> straight up 6:00. this is a live look on this election day as pollling places have just opened there. we'll be continuing to follow that throughout the morning as well as other areas, maryland and d.c. as well. good morning. i'm sarah simmons. >> i'm wisdom martin. welcome to fox 5 morning news. people starting to stream in. they are getting it out of the way. not a lot of people there right now. let's talk about the weather for election day. >> generally go
northern virginia, say richmond and newport news. the difference this year, though, is that mitt romney's campaign turned the logic on its head. they said no, we're going into fairfax county, loudoun county and there was a span of about three weeks here where the romney forces almost met the president appearance by appearance. the president would have an appearance in fairfax, mitt romney would come in a couple of days later. so, there is no territory right now in virginia that in some form or another, has not been touched by either one of these presidential campaigns. you look at the poor folks in maryland and they couldn't buy one of these presidential candidates to come into their state and that is because they haven't come in. that is an area that is decided. virginia voters have almost been, have an embarrassment of riches this year. they have seen the candidates and spent time with them. they have had numerous amounts of time to look at the men up close. >> uh-huh. >> and make their determinations against them. the key tonight to watch these votes, loudoun county. when they first
. today, mitt romney starts in wisconsin and both the president and romney both make appearances in the state of ohio. romney has two stops and the president has three. now, he's trying to make up for the lull in campaigning because of the super storm. the president was back on the campaign trail yesterday making appearances in wisconsin, nevada and boulder, colorado. he also got endorsements from the mayor of new york city, who says he's doing it because the president, president obama, has done a lot on global warming. the president is slamming mitt romney, charging he would be a rubber stamp for the right wing. romney is ridiculing the president for wanting to create a new cabinet position, a secretary of business. >> i don't think what we need is another government bureau accurate that supposedly knows something about job creation. i think it would be a president who actually understands job creation. >> he's saying he's the candidate of change. let me tell you, wisconsin, we know what change looks like. and what the governor is offering sure ain't change. giving more power ba
opened. president obama received 23 votes. mitt romney got 9. in dixville we have a tie. >> i voted for obama. and also voted for obama in 2008. i still believe he is the best chance of the nation making the recovery in as fast time as possible. >> president obama campaigning as a candidate for the last time ever in des moines. >> i've come back to iowa one more time to ask for your vote. >> the president urged iowa voters to finish what they started when they handed him a win in the 2008 primary. >> you said yes we can and we did. >> mitt romney wrapped up his election in new hampshire. >> your vote put me on the path to win the republican nomination. your vote and work will help me become the next president of the united states. >> taking one last shot at undecided voters. romney will campaign today in ohio and pen en. >> the president will spend electi day in chicago. >> president obama will do media interviews today. if there's time he'll fit in a basketball game with friends. nicole collins, fox news. >> their running mate also on a mission to reach voters. paul rn ended monday
. >> reporter: mitt romney's family surrounded him on stage after he graciously conceded a defeat he did not see coming. >> i so wished, i so wished that i had been able to fulfill your hopes to lead the country in a different direction. >> reporter: there were weaknesses in romney's run and the president exploit them. perhaps the low point for romney was the surreptitiously videoed 47% remark. romney did not match democratic attack ads over the summer designed to negatively define his business career and it took a toll. in his self-described must win state of ohio romney's loss was in no small measure due to a show response to democratic attacks on his opposition to the auto bailout. the romney camp admits underestimating the president's organization and support. >> reporter: romney's defeat has already started the gop talk about better courting the minority polls. romney got clobbered 82% obama on latinos. the president carried women 54- 44 and among younger voters obama won 60% to 37. campaign spending was about evening, but romney's social media and internet campaign paled by compa
defeats mitt romney by more than 2 million votes capturing the vote of half the country. far exceeding the required 270 electoral votes earning 306. obama took to the stage and talked to not excited crowd around 1:00 a.m. >> many people in our area celebrating the president's victory. that was the scene outside the white house late last night. people cheering four more years and waving the flag. it was a cause for celebration for many. melanie is live with a recap of the president's victory. >> good morning. it may have come down to a gut feeling in the voting booth. most voters really felt that president obama was more in touch with people like themselves and that's where the tossup states the president was able to hang on to most of them. that includes virginia. it was a nail biter of the night but 51% of voters chose obama over 48% for romney. results there came in later than expected because some people were still in line to vote. the win for president obama in maryland as well which was expected. 61% observe to 37% romney. and no surprise president obama won the district as well b
president obama and mitt romney tied at 48%. and nbc news wall street journal poll has the president leading by 1 point. the presidential and vice presidential candidate will make a final push to get out the vote today. >> for the most part, they are traveling to several of much needed battleground states. that does include virginia. melanie is back with the latest now from the campaign trail. >> and not much time to sleep and already they are off and running this morning. mitt romney's first seent about to start in orlando, florida. live look from the scene there. you see jeff bush there in the background. getting ready to rally the crowd. and michelle obama will be appearing in orlando later today. by the end of the day, done all they can do and might be a brief moment of pause. before then, it is a mad dash to the finish line which includes five stops in virginia and four stops in ohio in just 48 hours. the vice presidential candidates are doing their part. joe biden and his wife have two stops planned in virginia today including a visit to sterling. joined by singer john melencamp. >>> t
to be with the president. >> mitt romney voted in his home state of massachusetts and travel to cleveland and pittsburgh for rallies. and wrap things up for new hampshire. paul ryan votes this morning and make campaign stops in cleveland. both men will watch election results from boston. that is where we find tara wall. she joins us live this morning. good to see you this morning. >> good morning. thanks for having me. >> we want to know what that mood is like in these final hours now. really now that it's up to the voters. what's it like on the inside of governor romney's campaign? >> pretty exciting and as you can see behind me , a lot of busyness going on. we have a great operation behind us in addition to the ground game we've had in virginia. a lot of folks on the ground getting out to vote. we had just over 600,000 over this weekend alone. 5.5 million contacts overall. behind me is project orca going on. we can communicate with people on the ground and get real time information about polling. there's a lot of momentum. a lot of enthusiasm and we're excited as we watch like everyone as. the candida
romney conceded the race in a phone call. look at the crowd there. just amazing. we'll have more owe legislation coverage coming up here in just a second. as wisdom mentioned, we've got some i don't want to say winter weather. we do have a storm moving in. >> just say it. >> i know. >> just say it. just get it out. we have we have cold temperatures to start your day and the potential for winter weather later. not going to be a major deal but you might see some snowflakes flying during the evening hours. might be a little morning rain here all associated with our developing coastal storm, our nor'easter that is moving up the coast. this will be a player in our forecast throughout the day. it will be cloudy, breezy at times today and cold. our high temperatures are only going to be top out in the low 40s. it will be like i awinter day around here this afternoon. this is your dropping storm. -- it will be like a winter day around here this afternoon. the storm developing up into the coastline of new jersey and new york city. generally in a line from 95 east, you have the best chance of
. >>> gop nominee mitt romney will be back in battleground virginia today. the former governor is scheduled to rally in virginia beach. it is a make up visit after he canceled three events sunday. mitt romney spent the day in florida concentrating on the victims of hurricane sandy. >>> and more than 19 million people already have voted in the up coming election by mail or in person. no votes will be counted until november 6th. voting picked back up in maryland after a two day suspension. there was a big turn out in buoy. hours were extended through tomorrow again because of sandy. >> some other top stories this morning, stanford county sheriffs stepped up the hunt for lawrence stewart. accused of trying to kill his ex girlfriend and police officers tuesday morning. no one was hurt. stewart may be driving a red hyundai accent or white nissan altima with pennsylvania plates. >>> police released a sketch for the suspect wanted in a shooting that killed a woman and injured her firefighter husband. the man is believed to be in his early 20s. the shootings happened friday on a foot path. the fire
. the president won the popular vote. at last count, he had garnered more than 58 million votes while mitt romney has more than 56 million votes. >> we know it is the electoral college, not the popular vote that it really comes down to here. president obama has 303 electoral votes. mitt romney got 206. still outstanding are florida's 29 electoral votes. the vote count there, still too close to call. but that outcome will not have an impact on the end result here. we'll get to all of our election results in just a minute but first, we're also keeping an eye on some possible nasty weather coming our way. >> tucker has been talking about it, telling us about some cold wind. >> rain, snow. >> maybe a little winter weather. just a little bit of it. >> it is almost wintertime. >> it is only early november. we don't traditionally have snow events in early november. those of you that might remember back to 1987, we had a veteran's day storm. >> i heard sue palka talking about that. >> it dropped about a foot of snow. but it won't be like that for today. this is all about the nor'easter. it is starting to
because people began looking for work. mitt romney campaigned in wisconsin and acknowledged the unemployment rate would remain stag minute no matter who wins on tuesday. he said he would do something about it. president obama, meanwhile, was in springfield, ohio, and told the crowd that the policies mitt romney and republicans would put into place would put the country back where it was four years ago. >> it's a choice of going back to the top-down policies that got us into this mess or the middle up, bottom up strat jay gis that got us out of the mess and will keep us going. >> i know when i'm elected, the economy and american job market will still be stagnant. i won't waste time complaining about my predecessor. >> reporter: we're down to the wire here. the associated press put nine states now in the up-for-grabs category: ohio, florida, virginia, north carolina, new hampshire, iowa, wisconsin, colorado, and nevada. brian, that is a wide margin where the candidates will battle the next few days. >>> tonight, video of mitt romney discussing his mormon faith and abortion has
. i voted for president obama last time, but we just can't afford four more years. [ romney ] i'm mitt romney and i approve this message. [captioning made possible by warner bros. domestic television distribution] >> today on "tmz" -- >> so either chris brown is crying out for a part in "homeland" or he's a complete idiot. he's dressed as a member of the taliban. >> he's dressed as a sheikh, someone from the middle east. >> no, he's got bullets wrapped about his shoulder. >> ok, he's an idiot. >> we got kourtney and her daughter. >> do you give out candy for halloween? >> i had trick-or-treaters last night. someone asked to use my bathroom. is that weird? >> ooh, that's so weird! >> what if she's hot? >> if a hot chick wants to poop in your bathroom she's not hot anymore. >> rihanna. she was named the queen of the west hollywood parade. the mayor gave her the key to the city. we say what are you going to do with the key to the city? >> it only opens back doors, right? >> you made my halloween, i don't know why. >> we have to interrupt. >> johnny, can we talk about your parents for a se
with less than 48 hours until the remaining voters hit the polls. how are president obama and mitt romney spending their time? >> thank you for joining us. i'm maureen umeh. >> i'm laura evans. now we are counting down to hours after months of campaigning, advisements and -- advertisements and debates, it comes down to tuesday. >> both candidates are sprinting to the finish line by making a mad dash around the country. >> reporter: president obama beginning his day with a rally in new hampshire. >> it's a who's between two different visions for -- choice between two different visions for america. >> reporter: former president clinton joining mr. obama, defending his economic plan. >> no one who ever served as president of the united states and no one living within america could have fixed the financial crisis in four years. it is not possible. >> reporter: governor romney holding rallies in four states today, starting in iowa. >> do you think obama care created jobs? did his war on coal and oil and gas create jobs? did the regulations help banks make more loans? >> reporter: romney also c
in wisconsin, nevada and colorado. >>> meanwhile, republican nominee mitt romney starts the day with a campaign rally in wisconsin, and then heads to ohio for two more campaign events. he'll join his wife ann and running mate paul ryan in ohio. >>> in 90 minutes. the labor department will release the october unemployment report. economists say about 121,000 jobs were added. it would likely raise the rate slightly from 7.8% to 7.9% last month. >>> kwame brown could serve just six days when prison when sentenced november 13th. that's the recommendation prosecutors released yesterday. the former d.c. council chairman pleaded guilty in june to corruption charges. prosecutors admit his crime was serious but say brown deserves credit for accepting responsibility and cooperating. >>> a prince george's police officer will be in court for a bond hearing today, a day after being indicted on an attempted murder charge. prosecutors say sergeant johnnie riley shot and wounded calvin kyle after kyle climbed out of a police cruiser and tried to run away. kyle was in handcuffs at the time. it happened along co
. >> governor romney has been using all his talents as a salesman to dress up these very same policies that failed our country so badly. >> wisconsin was one considered a lock for obama but the president's appearance in green bay is telling just how close this election could be. >> i'm really moved by your welcome. >> mitt romney appeared in another key battleground state addressing a crowd of window manufacturers in virginia. >> he's been out talking about how he's going to save big bird and then playing silly word games with my last name and then -- or first and then attacking me day in and day out, attacking me doesn't make an agenda, doesn't get people back to work. >> in a last minute scramble to move undecided voters in swing states several fanned out across places like iowa, colorado and ohio. ohio continues to be ground zero for political rachers a neck and neck there could be the deciding factor. in washington, fox news. >>> all right. we still have plenty ahead, your weather, traffic and all of your top storys. >> fox 5 morning news starts now. >>> all right. good morning. ha
, florida, ohio and colorado. >> >>> republican nominee governor mitt romney is scheduled to be in florida, ohio, new hampshire and virginia. his rally in the comment wealth will be held at george mason patriot center at 2:45 this affect. yesterday, governor romney had events in iowa, pennsylvania, florida and virginia. they are crisscrossing the states. >>> as the candidates make their final push, officials in new york and new jersey are now faced with the challenge of getting people out to vote. >> it's big challenge as clean- up and recovery efforts continue following hurricane sandy. >> reporter: nearly a week after sandy hit the east coast, power outages still plague parts of the northeast. that along with damaged and destroyed buildings could mean a lack of places for voters to cast their ballots. new york city mayor michael bloomberg says he is working to ensure voter will not miss their opportunity to participate in the election. >> we'll do anything we can to help the board of elections. we've got to make sure everybody can vote. it is not going to be easy but we'll both work hard
romney will be in wisconsin. gorn nor romney was in virginia yesterday and president obama will return to northern virginia tomorrow for a campaign stop. later this morning both camps will be watching the latest jobs report. if it's the last one before the election. >>> >> changes to speed and red light camera spine fines. >> but first a man accused of a string of pipe bombings. we'll many or on that coming up when fox 5 morning news continues.  >>> there is some breaking news from northern virginia this morning. a suspect has been killed by sheriff's deputies. this happened around 4:00 this morning on tack et mill road near the staff ford county line. authorities tell us the incident began as an accident investigation. it's unclear though how it's kalated to a deadly shooting. we'll continue to follow that throughout the morning. >>> the nationwide man hunt for a virginia man accused of trying to kill his exgirlfriend and two police officers using pipe bombs had ended in montana. lawrence stewart was caught after a brief police chase. officers had to de
there. this was a booming place. and mitt romney and bain capital turned it in to a junk yard. i was suddenly, 60 years old. i had no health care. mainly i was thinking about my family. how am i going to take care of my family. he promised us the same things he's promising the united states. and he'll give you the same thing he gave us. nothing. anncr: priorities usa action is responsible for the content of this advertising. >>> new this morning, d.c. police are searching for clues in a homicide in northeast. investigators were called to the scene in the 2000 block of fourth street around 9:30 last night. they say a man was found shot several times. police don't have any information on a suspect and would like to hear from anyone who may have seen something or heard something in that area last night. >>> a little closer to home, a tragic accident leaves family and friends mourning the loss of a 15-year-old girl. christina morris was killed yesterday on her way to school. she was struck by a car while trying to cross germantown road to get to seneca valley high school around 7:00
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